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Waitress Has To Give Back Big Tip

Company policy requires a Waffle House waitress to return a huge tip – possibly because her accepting it would have had huge tax implications.

07/01/2014

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It’s Tax Deadline Day

It’s April 15th and that means time is almost out to file your taxes.

04/15/2014

The Legalities Of Bartering

From babysitting services to the sale of computers, the value of products and services bartered is estimated to be more than $8 billion. Uncle Sam still gets a cut.

06/05/2013

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IRS Issues Warning About Tax Scam

If you get a call claiming to be from the IRS saying you owe more tax money which you need to send immediately or face arrest, the IRS says don’t fall for it.

04/24/2013

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Tax Filers Across Pennsylvania Get Deadline Extension Because of Web Problems

In both Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, tax deadlines have been extended by one day due to government web site problems.

04/16/2013

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Deadline To File Your Taxes Just Hours Away

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet you better hurry! Midnight is the deadline.

04/15/2013

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Basic Errors That Can Delay Your Tax Refund

Millions of people are getting a jump on filing their tax returns now that they have received their W-2s and 1099 forms. And for most, the incentive to get moving is to get that tax refund in their bank account as soon as possible.

03/11/2013

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Free Income Tax Help Again Available For Low-Income Philadelphians

The Campaign for Working Families in Philadelphia says now is the time to get ready.

01/25/2013

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IRS Warns Early Filers To Wait For Late Tax Law Changes

The new tax laws didn’t take effect until January 2nd, and IRS forms had to be changed and software updated.

01/22/2013

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CPA Has Advice For People Who Have Not Filed Taxes For Years

A new tax season is underway and if you haven’t filed for years, it’s not too late to come clean with the IRS.

01/16/2013

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Pennsylvania Still Looking For Sales Tax From Online Purchasers

If you would pay sales tax on an item in a brick-and-morter store, Pennsylvania wants you to pay sales tax when you make a purchase online.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Prizes Are Taxable

When does winning actually wind up costing? When you have to pay the IRS.

06/26/2012

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Pennsylvania Policy Groups Urge End To Special Tax Breaks For Corporations

A lot of procrastinating Pennsylvanians will be doing their taxes this weekend — never a pleasant task, but a pair of local nonprofit organizations wants to make you really angry about it.

04/12/2012

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